The Smartphone Wars have begun...
Posted Mar 3, 2010 6:34 UTC (Wed) by eru
Parent article: Apple's patent attack
I think the major reason why all this is happening is that after years in the wilderness, now Smartphones have finally arrived, and become a territory worth fighting over. I mean, Nokia and others have been selling smartphones for around a decade now, but only fairly recently the techology has progressed to the point where they are usable without frustration, and fun to use: faster wireless data, larger and brighter displays, more memory, more processing power. They are beginning to displace PC and laptop usage. They are the next big thing in personal computing.
Add to this the newcomer Apple that is not part of the mutual backscratching society of incumbent telecom firms, and hungry for a bigger share of the pie, and you get fireworks.
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